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Gifford's Famous Ice Cream

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307 Madison Avenue, Skowhegan, ME
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Giffords is THE ice cream here in Maine. (Perhaps most of New England) The ice cream is made locally in Skowhegan and is sold in various grocery stores and at several ice cream stands across the state. There are flavors for evryone and they even have specialty flavors that represent the state of Maine, such as Muddy Bean Boots or... More 

Thank Sarah P
Harmony, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

so many kinds of ice cream, from chocolate to moosetracks, and all those in between. Great place for family and the mini golf course is a great family attraction

Thank 871hollyw
Skowhegan, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Very over priced! Grainy ice cream with crunchy ice crystals. mediocre services. Young employees that don't even greet you or crack a smile. Not worth the time and money to go here, especially not with kids.

Thank JayDubbs
Marco Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I love this ice cream flavor of Gifford's ice cream. Wish they would make a "Muddier" flavor, though.

Thank Mary Ellen C
Skowhegan, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Who can resist ice cream...and Gifford's is the best! The only problem is which one to choose. You'll find everything from frozen yogurt to 5 gallon tubs, several choices of cones and of course toppings too. They even have a sundae for your dog, complete with a bone. Don't forget to take time to play mini golf.

Thank Jan D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Every time we're here during the summer visiting family it's a tradition to sample a cup of Gifford ' s ice cream. It great to see a local family owned business still going strong. Moose Tracks is the flavor of the week but it sure isn't ours. Disappointingly, the ice cream had no flavor. Oh well, there are plenty more... More 

Thank billwilkins
Agawam, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Very long wait with only a few people ahead of us. The ice cream was good but I've had better. They need a menu to explain the flavors so it doesn't take so long when ordering.

Thank Diane L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous ice cream. So many varieties - definitely going again - yummy - I had cookie dough with chocolate chunks. Cannot wait to have again

Thank Julie J
Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Seems like the have a hundred flavored & most of them are unique in Gifford's own way. This ice cream is so creamy & tasty it'll knock your socks off.

Thank Rich807
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

CaN you say the BEST ICE CREAM ... Today the show Northwood s law will be there. But back to the ICE cream, wow great people that own it and their help is amazing, they have sugar free also. You can't miss the big moose, he will make you smile for a picture. Hope you all enjoy another one of... More 

Thank Geraldine R

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
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Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 Madison Avenue, Skowhegan, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Skowhegan

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?